Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD Coming to Consoles Next Year

Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD Coming to Consoles Next Year

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, last year's Vita spin-off of Assassin's Creed III, is officially getting a HD makeover.

Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD - they took the "III" out of the title - will be headed to the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in 2014. The announcement comes shortly after a leaked image from a Ubisoft press event outed a slew of unannounced games, including Liberation HD.

Unlike most ports or HD remakes, Liberation HD is being developed by the same team that created the original, Ubisoft Sofia. Associate producer Momchil Gindyanov told Kotaku that this game isn't just a visual overhaul: The developer plans to smooth out some of the game's technical issues, reworking missions, level layouts and enemy AI. Since the game is headed to PS3 and Xbox 360, the Vita's touch-based controls will be retooled for standard controllers.

We thought Assassin's Creed III: Liberation was a decent approximation of the Assassin's Creed experience, but lacked the nuanced storytelling found in the rest of the series. Check out our review for the full story.

Source: Kotaku

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Well that was unexpected...Wonder if that means we are getting 2 AC titles next year...>.>

Never got a chance to play the handheld version, so ill be picking this up, plus female assassin! Wooooo!

That's the one set in New Orleans, right?

Has anyone here played it? Was it any good?

Zhukov:
That's the one set in New Orleans, right?

Has anyone here played it? Was it any good?

I did play it, I found it a good game had nice story and the persona aspect was pretty good as well.

It'll never sell, not with a female protagonist. And she's dressed FAR too appropriately!

arc1991:
Never got a chance to play the handheld version, so ill be picking this up, plus female assassin! Wooooo!

Same. I'll wait for an official port review, but if they're using the AC3 engine it will be a really good experience. It always makes me sad when big installments come to handhelds I don't have (looking at you, SquareEnix).

Ubisoft gets chided for riding the AssCreed money train so hard, but I don't really think anyone can knock them for their characters or story telling. It'll be nice for the mass market to get a taste of an actual female character, written with a solid time period to frame her in. Let's just hope they actually put her on the box cover -__-

Well, this is becoming a Disturbing Trend: First Konami with their Resident Evil game from the 3DS Going Multiplat on Consoles, then Nintendo doing a Console Sequel (Super Mario 3D World) to a Handheld Title (Super Mario 3D Land), and now this. Kind of makes me worried about how close we are to a new Video Game Market Crash.

Of course, all three of them are or are going to be fun, but it still makes me worried.

Mr.Mattress:
Well, this is becoming a Disturbing Trend: First Konami with their Resident Evil game from the 3DS Going Multiplat on Consoles, then Nintendo doing a Console Sequel (Super Mario 3D World) to a Handheld Title (Super Mario 3D Land), and now this. Kind of makes me worried about how close we are to a new Video Game Market Crash.

Of course, all three of them are or are going to be fun, but it still makes me worried.

That's kind of a leap, dont you think? What makes you think it's indicative of a crash?

I've heard good things about this game, and it's impossible for Aveline to be more boring than Connor or fucking Haytham, so I'll keep an eye on this.

Mcoffey:

Mr.Mattress:
Well, this is becoming a Disturbing Trend: First Konami with their Resident Evil game from the 3DS Going Multiplat on Consoles, then Nintendo doing a Console Sequel (Super Mario 3D World) to a Handheld Title (Super Mario 3D Land), and now this. Kind of makes me worried about how close we are to a new Video Game Market Crash.

Of course, all three of them are or are going to be fun, but it still makes me worried.

That's kind of a leap, dont you think? What makes you think it's indicative of a crash?

A little bit, but here's my reasoning: There have never ever been Handheld to Console Ports. In fact, it's been the other way around since the Sega Game Gear Days. However, all three of these companies have been struggling lately; Some more then others, but all three have. If they weren't struggling, we would have had a new Resident Evil and a New Assasins Creed for all Consoles and a New Mario game for the WiiU. However, since they are struggling, they're obviously trying to do the cheap thing, which would be to release the same game, but put it in HD and on Discs.

That's why I am worried.

Mr.Mattress:

Mcoffey:

Mr.Mattress:
Well, this is becoming a Disturbing Trend: First Konami with their Resident Evil game from the 3DS Going Multiplat on Consoles, then Nintendo doing a Console Sequel (Super Mario 3D World) to a Handheld Title (Super Mario 3D Land), and now this. Kind of makes me worried about how close we are to a new Video Game Market Crash.

Of course, all three of them are or are going to be fun, but it still makes me worried.

That's kind of a leap, dont you think? What makes you think it's indicative of a crash?

A little bit, but here's my reasoning: There have never ever been Handheld to Console Ports. In fact, it's been the other way around since the Sega Game Gear Days. However, all three of these companies have been struggling lately; Some more then others, but all three have. If they weren't struggling, we would have had a new Resident Evil and a New Assasins Creed for all Consoles and a New Mario game for the WiiU. However, since they are struggling, they're obviously trying to do the cheap thing, which would be to release the same game, but put it in HD and on Discs.

That's why I am worried.

I think it probably has more to do with the power gap between consoles and handhelds being smaller now than it ever has been before. Porting from the super gameboy to the SNES wouldn't have made sense since they looked completely different. Now that games only look a little worse on the 3DS (Or just as good, in the case of the Vita) it makes financial sense to take a game that was successful in a smaller market and spruce it up for the bigger crowds. Even if it doesn't sell magnificantly, if it already made back development costs on handheld, it's almost all profit.

Mr.Mattress:

A little bit, but here's my reasoning: There have never ever been Handheld to Console Ports. In fact, it's been the other way around since the Sega Game Gear Days. However, all three of these companies have been struggling lately; Some more then others, but all three have. If they weren't struggling, we would have had a new Resident Evil and a New Assasins Creed for all Consoles and a New Mario game for the WiiU. However, since they are struggling, they're obviously trying to do the cheap thing, which would be to release the same game, but put it in HD and on Discs.

That's why I am worried.

That's not really indicative of a crash persay, and more of a business mentality of "how many pennies can we squeeze from this style of game before having to do something else."
While some companies are indeed in a tough spot, the fact that this is more common is because businesses like money, and why come up with a new idea and waste even more money when you can simply just port and slap on the old HD sticker on the box to get people to buy it.
Companies see it as a quick buck in a way, and for the most part it is that way. Plus there have been console ports of handhelds in the past, or does no one remember Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories and Angry Birds (iOS devices are technically handhelds and it was released on iOS first in 2009).

Hey those are Bulgarian developers! :P
Well I wish them luck. Seems decent and at leas tthe main character is well dressed.

So they don't put it on the only console with a touch-screen, the Wii U? Ubisoft!

Although, I'll probably get this on PC anyway. I want to experience the game without having to put up with incredibly bad aliasing and frame-drops when so much as a fly comes on screen.

Zhukov:
That's the one set in New Orleans, right?

Has anyone here played it? Was it any good?

I recently played through it, and I liked it. A lot better than AssCreed 3, it's probably my 4th favourite AC game.

The touch and camera gimmicks sucked though, but those will obviously be removed out of this update.

How's the writing compared to the craptastic hackfest that was ACIII?

 

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